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this week that david axelrod top strategist for the obama campaign. it is it a fox news sunday exclusive . how will the democrats defend the president's economic record. we'll ask convention expert antonio villaraigosa . we'll ask our sunday panel if they have been able to shift the dynamics in the campaign. all right now on "fox news sunday". and hello again from fox news, today in the queen city charlotte, north carolina, site of the democratic national convention. our sky box is high up in the time warner arena, home of the bob cats and starting tuesday, first two days of the convention and happy labor day weekend everyone. the holiday used to signal the start of the campaign, both sides have hit each other hard for monthings. the democrats prepare to nominate obama for a second term. we are joined by top strategist david axelrod. >> guest: thank you, chris. >> chris: anyone in the democratic convention four years ago remembers the magic there and since of hope andendless possibilities. how do you recapture that magic this week? >> guest: i am glad you have such warm memories of that
sunday chris wallace pressed obama advisor david axelrod about unemployment going up, income going down and debt rising, too. >> just looking at the president's record and those statistics, david, is the average american better off than four years ago? >> i think those auto workers whose industry would have collapsed if the president hadn't intervened are certainly better off. i think that the millions and millions of americans, young americans who have healthcare today who wouldn't have had it if the president hadn't acted are better off. >> reporter: it's a defense that was offered across many channels. >> can you-ly say that people are better off -- honestly say that people are better off today than four years ago? >> no, but that's not the question this election. the question without a doubt, we are not as well off as we were before george bush brought us the bush job losses, the bush recession, the bush deficits. >> people want to know about the first term, very simple. general motors is alive and well and osama bin laden is not and that's what got done. >> reporter: democrats ar
will nominate president obama for a second term we are joined by david axelrod. david, welcome back to fox news sunday. >>guest: good to be with you. >>chris: anyone who is at the democratic convention in denver four years ago, remembers the magic there, the sense of hope and endless possibilities. how do you re-capture that magic this week? >>guest: i am glad you have warm memories. we will have a very good time in charlotte. we do not have the problems that the other party has. we are not divided and we do not have to worry about their affection for the president or we do not have the problems and the we inventions convention. we are a unified party, we believe strongly we have to move the country forward around policies that will lift the middle-class, and we will look to the future this weekend and everyone is excited about it. >>chris: mitt romney said the president's real problem is his record. let's look at that. >> every president since the great depression, who came before the american people, asking for a second term, can look back at the last four years and say with satisfaction, you
strategist david axelrod. welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> thanks, chris, good to be with you. >> chris: any one at the democratic convention in denver four years ago remembers the magic there, the sense of hope and endless possibilities. how do you recapture that magic this week? >> well, i'm glad you have such warm memories of that convention, chris, first of all. i share them. i think we going to have a very good week in charlotte. our party, we don't have the problems that the other party has. we are not divided. we don't have to worry about, you know, what people are saying on the side or about their affection for the president. we don't have the problems and we don't have the reinvention convention. we believe strongly we have to move the country forward around policies thatle lift theclass w the economy and we will point the way to the future this week and everybody is very excited about it. >> chris: at the republican convention, mitt romney said the president's real problem is his record. and let's take a look at that. >> every president since the great depression who came befo
responsibility for their own lives. >> and with that, let's get right to our headliners david axelrod from the obama campaign and the reince priebus. reince, let me begin with you. thank you. president obama, you saw him yesterday, voters are going to be hearing about that leaked video every single day. >> well, i mean, listen, i think governor romney has been pretty clear, probably wasn't the best-said moment in the campaign and probably not the best week in the campaign. but i will say that i think we can look back at last week as a campaign in a couple of months, that this was the defining week in both campaigns, where i think both campaigns are crystallizing around a central theme which is going to be, what kind of future do we want for our kids and grandkids? what type of america do we want for this country? do we want the cradle to grave, life of julia, obama care, we'll take care of you from preschool to death america, or do we want sort of a return to, you know, opportunity, liberty, freedom, you know, the type of america where, when i grew up, here in wisconsin, that my dad would
advisor david axelrod. die secretarying the campaign message. plus, polls, ads, and early voting. with republican strategist alex castellanos, and cinda lake and congressional correspondent dana bash. i'm candy crowley. this is "state of the union." >>> it would not be debate season if the political world and the campaigns didn't play the expectations game. >> the president is obviously a very eloquent, gifted speaker. he will do just fine. >> the president's campaign manager jim mecina called romney a very skilled debater and in an open memo to interested parties, senior advisor david axelrod just as he was in the primaries, we expect mitt romney to be a prepared, disciplined, and aggressive debater. joining me now is someone who knows a thing or two about expectations and debates, republican senator john mccain. a little trip down memory lane there. you smiled during it, i thought that was interesting. you debated both. size up the debate. >> i think it will be excellent. i think both candidates are well prepared, and understandably, you'll see their sur gats lowering expectati
and in an open memo to interested parties, senior advisor david axelrod just as he was in the primaries, we expect mitt romney to be a prepared, disciplined, and aggressive debater. joining me now is someone who knows a thing or two about expectations and debates, republican senator john mccain. a little trip down memory lane there. you smiled during it, i thought that was interesting. you debated both. size up the debate. >> i think it will be excellent. i think both candidates are well prepared, and understandably, you'll see their sur gats lowering expectations. i don't know how our guy will compete, and that's part of the whole routine. >> who is the tougher debater? >> i think both are excellent in their own way. i think you could argue that mitt has had a lot more recent experience, obviously, but also, candy, part of it depends on who is moderating. >> oh, thanks. >> i don't want to put any pressure on you, but the tenor of the questions and all that are dictated. second of all, i think sometimes we expect a major breakthrough, you know, a comment. that doesn't happen very often. it
, to david axelrod, here's what he says. >> he spoke for 45 minutes and never really offered any, any real ideas, for how to move the economy forward, for how to lift the middle class, and, in that sense i think his convention was a terrible failure. ♪ [ male announcer ] extreme environments can cause a spontaneous change in dna, resulting in unexpected power and agility. introducing the all-new, all-powerful gator rsx 850i. sixty-two horsepower, a fully independent multilink suspension and a top speed of 53 miles per hour. it's a whole new species of gator. see just how much the gator has evolved at johndee.com/gator. >> martha let's get you news outside of the political scene, a freight train derailment making a big mess in chicago. the csx rail spokesperson said one freight train slammed into the back of another early this morning and several cars jumped the rails, damaging a third train on an adjacent track. what a mess! look at that! a twist of metal... in chicago and it briefly knocked out power to more than 2500 people, nobody was injured, thankfully. the cause of the train collis
talked with david axelrod about how thing his gone last week with the republicans, whether mitt romney was acceptable in rolling out his message and you wanted to talk about the president's message as well. that was a tougher thing to get mr. david axelrod to discuss. >> it's part of their strategy. they have things they defend. they talk about the fact that the economy was in terrible shape, worse shape than they thought when the president came into office and some of the things he has done. but they like to switch the subject to mitt romney and what they say is a lack of answers and policy going forward. in fact, not only -- not going forward, but going backward. that's a theme you are going to hear. the president on the campaign trail yesterday said, watching the republican convention was like watching black-and-white television with rabbit ears on the top of the television, the idea being that their prescriptions for the country are outdated and would take us back to the bad old days. >> shannon: you did press axlerod on how he plans to balance the budget? >> yeah. well, i kind of
case? the president and david axelrod said there were no concrete ideas in his speech? >> i disagree. he set up the five-point plan, in terms of what he was going to begin to lay out as the election goes forward. this country been in a political equilibrium. the race hasn't changed. whether the electorate, is they view and the president did stop the 600,000 job a month loss, but we have had 8% unemployment or higher, but the electorate is really unhappy with the president, but they are not ready to play 52-card pickup with the economy. the key thing for governor romney to do is to lay out the alternative. i think he began that process. >> shannon: joe, i am guessing you would disagree. butta is the mood like in charlotte and what does president obama have to do this week to win over voters in an exceptionally tight race? >> well, first of all, i agree with david that the convention was the start of laying out the romney plan. you can't do it in one night and 3 days at a convention. you know, this is going to be something he has to start. i think they did a pretty goodion of starting
of aide suggest unbreakable bond to that machine. jalry jarret, david axelrod and rahm emanuel and bill daley all cut their political deet on the daley machine. the legendary "chicago tribute" writer once penned this advice to mayoral candidate richard m. daley the son of the big city boss. "reward your friends and punish your enemies." a phrase the president used once to describe how latinos should think about elections. >> we're going to punish our enemies an reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us. >> so that end, examiner said they received clean energy loans in grants totaling $16 billion. the auto bail-out favored the auto workers and eight of the ten states getting the most contract were heavily democratic. bret? >> bret: doug, thank you. the full report will be on the examiner website tonight. in the newspaper tomorrow. when we come back, exclusive reaction to fast and furious report out today from the man pressing the issue in congress. all multivitamins give me the basics. they claim to be complete. only centrum goes beyond. providing more than
the the chair of the republican national committee reince priebus. and david axelrod. >>> our powerhouse roundtable. squaring off, nicolle wallace, ann court, robert reich and jorge ramos. >>> hello again. with just over six weeks to go, it's safe to say that mitt romney can't afford another one like his last. to electrical problem that grounded ann romney's plane friday night, nothing seemed to go right. running mate paul ryan fielded a question from griping from republican insiders. >> there will always be critics. but guess what, i have rarely seen a moment with the man in the moment have met so well. >> president obama pounded away at romney's private thoughts on that 47% in wisconsin. >> we can't get very far if we're just writing off half the country. as a bunch of victims. or presume that somehow they want to be dependent on government or don't want to take responsibility for their own lives. >> and with that, let's get right to our headliners david axelrod and the reince priebus. reince, let me begin with you. thank you. president obama, you saw him yesterday, voters are going to
the change line. we'll talk with senior obama campaign advisor david axelrod about that. >>> plus, slew of new battleground polls confirm the president's lead, and it means we have a new battleground map. here's a hint. the toss-ups are narrowing and romney's path to 270 is as well. >>> lashing out over libya. after hedging for days, the white house is now calling the attack that killed the am an act of terrorism. was politics behind that delay? >>> and what would have happened if al gore had defeated george w. bush in the disputed election of 2000? would 9/11 have happened? would we have plunged into a recession? we're taking a deep dive into a fascinating alternate universe that jeff greenfield wrote about. >>> but we start with the normal course of events. good morning from washington. it is friday, september 21st, 2012. this is "the daily rundown," i'm chuck todd. >>> mitt romney's week started with a plan for new ads and a newly focused message. that plan quick le went out the window. after a hectic week, all the soun and fury boils down to more missed opportunities for the romney
with respect to mitt romney he hasn't laid out any specifics but a problem with respect to obama. david axelrod was on "morning joe" talking about social security reform and said we'll wait and see. >> this is david axelrod going back and forth with mark halperin on social security. >> what's his proposal? >> mark, i'll tell you what, when you get elected to the united states senate and sit at that table we'll have -- this is not the time to -- we're not going to have that discussion right now. unless the congress wants to sit at a table and say okay, we're ready to move on a balanced approach to this. >> okay. this is -- the showdown here, the specific -- the showdown on specifics theoretically will happen on the debate stage. look at both that clip and the angels in the policy or wherever the angels and devils are, and david axelrod suggesting that mark halperin needs to be a senator before the president outlines his plan, someone will have to get specific on the national stage. >> obama in front of the aarp forum suggested he could raise the caps on the taxes that go to social security. he d
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to be over and over in a hurry,. >> you mentioned that the twitter account of david axelrod talking, it would help to make his owner -- what do you make of that? >> this has been a case that obama campaign has been pushing about mitt romney for a long time. they are trying to imply and have been for quite some time that he wants the policies. the obama campaign thinks it is making progress by making our case. i rethink would say the with the "washington post" abc poll today, they might be right. barack obama actually is doing better on taxes and that is a pretty striking moments the one that is a striking moment. you know, we talked a lot about the polls. but what about the money? presidential campaign spending in swing states. 575 million. are you kidding me? where is this going to be like come fall? do think the voters start to get tired of this that? >> i know that voters start to get tired of this stuff. i have spent some time over the past several weeks in wisconsin and in ohio before heading down to the conventions, and you turn on your tv is there, particularly in ohio, and it is just
party people. we wanted to really think through and look at it through david axelrod's eyes in the summer and fall of 2012 and look at the battleground states, 7 states, 5 to 6 million voters, all democrats, all independents, that voted for president obama. that's when we reached out to pat caddell. we needed people to help us find the pool of people who were so strongly supporting president obama and go through the journey of their live and it is country in the last four years. >> sean: it is almost an awakening process. you remind us of the huge crowds, "yes, we can," and i won't have to put gas in my car or pay for my mortgage if we elect president obama. now people wake up, four years later. >> it's a very powerful film, sean. i think that that is -- saying it in their own words. these are democrats and independents. these are what i consider people bandy about the political professionals, the political professionals bandy about the reagan coalition. in my opinion, that's who these people are. if politicians can speak to middle america, these people, they will win a lot
the findings. also, obama campaign senior adviser david axelrod will join us live on set. a lot of folks say that the criticism of romney's campaign is that he lacks specific, that that criticism lacks specifics. that criticism can be applied just as accurately as the the president. so we're going to ask axelrod to make the case for an obama second-term specifically. so we'll get to that straight ahead. of course, i put nancy in the minute i read those headlines. joe's off. we can do what we want here. okay? let's go way left, too, while we're at it. >>> with the election just over a month away, mitt romney is vowing to spend less time raising money and more time reaching out to voters. romney spoke to a crowd of nearly 7,000 people in colorado last night as he and running mate paul ryan launch a three-day bus tour today through the battleground state of ohio where a new poll released on sunday shows romney trailing 51%-46% among likely voters. the survey by the university of cincinnati institute for policy research was conducted mostly before that hidden video emerged of romney referring to
forward to something? >> if david axelrod and the president have their way, for sure. that is a -- >> romney can talk about values that were what made america great and that resonates with people and that's looking back to appreciate those values. >> there is no question. but what is at issue is, i think, a sense of being modern and being part of the times in which we live. >> right. >> and i think it's also a sense of, how we're going to deal with the choices the country faces. now don't get me wrong, my biggest concern for the country right now is neither of these well-meaning, smart politicians is laying the groundwork to deal with the fiscal cliff and the big challenges we're going to face in january. >> rose: an talk about it in a political campaign. >> i mean, i hopee can at least in the debates but we certainly aren't now. we didn't in tampa. we're not going to here in any meaningful way. but, there's a way in which the obama campaign wants to talk about mitt romney, which is that he will take us back. and that values are about who pays more in taxes, whose pro
are and where we've been and more importantly where the president is going to take the country. >> david axelrod told us a few minutes ago there will be new elements in the speech but the president's basic argument will remain the same. a laundry list of sorts like a state of the union and i'm told this is going to be a surprisingly short speech, at least for the president. the goal is to have it shorter than it was four years ago, shorter than president bush's in 2004 and we do know it will be shorter than bill clinton's from last night. in fact, let's move on to that. four years ago, barack obama was trying to turn the page on the clintons and the bushes. fast forward to last night when the president wanted the country to see him hug bill clinton. last night's 48-minute speech was classic clinton, smart, not always sticking to script, less of a speech and more of a story in traditional clinton style on paper. looked far less effective than it did delivered in person. clinton was the ultimate character witness, fact checker, one man rebuttal machine rolled into one. >> we left him a total mess.
advisors david axelrod and rahm emanuel said president obama's leadership style during those first chaotic months were vintage obama. he would gather people together, consider all options and then take decisive action. >> what he doesn't encourage is needless conversation. he know it is information that he needs to make decisions when he calls groups together to talk through those questions that he has. he listens to advice, makes people debate in front of him, he's not scared of contrary advice >> he asks advice, there's one last gut check and then he moves. >> woodruff: david axelrod, senior advisor to the reelection campaign in chicago was a white house political director in the early years. he says the president isn't afraid to take action that is unpopular and points to the bailout of the auto industry as a prime example. >> you know, it was clear that the politics weren't on the side of intervention but he knew what the impact of losing a million jobs in the midst of this already difficult economic crisis would be and ae he acted. you can't be a leader and sit there and wring your ha
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